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HST113: US History to 1877 Civic Learning (Worthington): Native Americans of Fall River

Wampanoag

"The cultural history of the Taunton River is closely tied to its geologic history. Approximately 12,000 years ago, following the revegetation of the area once the glaciers receded, nomadic tribes of hunter/gatherers migrated into New England. In northern New England, these tribes continued to be hunter/gatherers; however, in southern New England, the hunter/gatherer tribes also adopted, with the introduction into the northeast about 1,000 AD of maize, the cultivation of fields to supplement their food supply."

 

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